Analogue Productions (RCA Living Stereo)
CAPC 2659 SA
Hybrid Stereo SACD
|Arrival Date To Be Announced|
One of the Undisputed Finest Recordings in the History of Classical Music Now Sounds Better Than Ever! Simply Put, The Power Of The Orchestra Will Blow You Away!
A recording this bold, this bombastic with totally jaw-dropping dynamics just begged to be released on SACD. UN-FREAKIN'-BELIEVABLE!!
Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound
"...The Power of the Orchestra was always something you could count on to clean the cobwebs from your brain. It's an excellent performance and the remastering engineers have done an admirable job in refreshing this in modern day sound. Leibowitz alone is worth the price of admission." Recording = 8/10; Music = 8/10 - Richard S Foster, Hi-Fi+, Issue 69
Recorded at Kingsway Hall and engineered by Kenneth Wilkinson, this record couples Moussorgsky's Pictures At An Exhibition with Night On Bare Mountain. It has long been considered among the greatest sounding records ever made. Perhaps most stunning about Power of the Orchestra are the effortless dynamics, which have been reviewed and raved about ever since the first RCA shaded dog. From the teeny, tiny, itsy, bitsy gentle plucks of strings to the WHAM!! CRASH!! SLAM!! of a full orchestra without a bit of notice. It's heart-stopping, jump-out-of-your-seat-type dynamics. The Power of the Orchestra - a more appropriate title there never was. But to hear it now...Oh! My! God! This thing's got all the weight of an anchor but at the same time the clarity and airiness and sparkle of a feather. Nuance, a holographic soundstage, emotion to spare - this one's got it all. A true reference. Power, indeed.
Originally recorded in 1962.
|A Night On Bare Mountain|
Pictures At An Exhibition
|II vecchio castello|
|Ballet of the Chicks in Their Shells|
|Samuel Goldenburg And Schmyle|
|The Market Place At Limoges|
|Catacombs: Con mortuis in lingua mortua|
|The Hut on Fowl’s Legs|
|The Great Gate Of Kiev|